Stan, an ideology brought by Eminem and his song Stan that was released in the year 2000, Stan is now used in every culture, and it means an overzealous and obsessive fan of a particular celebrity.
While Devon Sawa still speaks of his role in the music video, he still ‘stans’ over the rapper. Devon Sawa is the actor from the titular character in Eminem’s Stan video. Sawa also starred in Idle Hands, Final Destination, Real Detective, and Casper. Devon Sawa spoke about being in the iconic video after 18 years.
Devon Sawa talks to Vice
He says he would love to brag about being in the Eminem’s Stan video when asked about his career. This makes him no less than a Stan of his work in the popular rapper’s official video of the song ‘Stan.’ It has been nearly two decades, and the actor still stans over the rapper.
For those who have not seen the video can go to YouTube and find the official video from the 2000s as the Millenials will be too young to remember the video of the song Stan by Eminem. In the video, Sawa played the role of an obsessed fan writing letter to Eminem. The character playing the role of a stan becomes deranged as with each letter, more and more disappointment crossed his way.
He finally took a step while the famous personality Eminem was too busy to answer one of his letters. While Eminem got a chance to see his letter and answer, he discovered from the news that the fan had become deranged and gotten drunk. After that, he locked his pregnant girlfriend in the car trunk and drove off the bridge.
Sawa exclaims that he is very proud of this iconic direction by Dr. Dre. That small part meant a lot to him, even though he was advised against this role by his agent. While no one was on-board with his decision, he thought to himself that he will do it, and so he did the music video.
Today the Phrase ‘Stan’ is added in the Oxford English Dictionary bearing the meaning ‘Being an obsessive and an overzealous fan of a particular celebrity.’
The Canadian actor Sawa further tells that his brother had sent the article for the above addition in the dictionary, and he can never be more proud of the instance in his career when he acted in the music video, Stan. He further speaks about his love for Eminem’s latest album, ‘Kamikaze,’ and how he is a phenomenal singer.
Acting in the music video, Stan was Devon Sawa’s individual decision. While his team and the agent were against the decision. He continued to go for it, and it has become the hit of all times. With this gut decision, he realized that Eminem was a great singer. When the word “Stan” entered the Oxford English dictionary, he proved to the world that he made the right decision. Sawa stans over the rapper, exclaiming his love for his latest album.